SIOS to Exhibit SANLess Clustering Software at PASS Summit 2014
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SIOS Technology Corp. today announced it will showcase its SAN and SANLess clustering software for SQL Server in booth 408 at PASS Summit 2014 in Seattle, Wash. SIOS is sponsoring the PASS the Bacon breakfast held Nov. 6 at 6:45 a.m., the PASS to Prizes game Nov. 4-6 and will raffle and give away gift cards. PASS Summit 2014 is the world’s largest annual conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals, with more than 2,000 companies worldwide sending employees to receive training, tips and make connections with other industry professionals.
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Living Theology: Taking Fun Seriously – SMB Nation Turns 15!
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How do you celebrate something as big as SMB Nation’s 15th anniversary? I think its part reflection, part forward planning and part celebration. As the founder, I’m very proud that we created a company that supports ten families. These jobs simply didn’t exist before, and I appreciate, daily, the staff that we have and the long tenures amongst them (my key employees are approaching eight years). So first and foremost on my gratitude list is a huge THANK YOU to these staff members:
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Level 3 Acquires tw telecom
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  Level 3 Communications, Inc. today announced it completed acquisition of tw telecom, combining the companies to provide a comprehensive product portfolio to enterprise, government and carrier customers worldwide. "Level 3 is helping customers migrate to the next wave of technology," Level 3 president and CEO Jeff Storey said. "We know our customers' needs are changing, and by bringing together these two great, customer-focused companies, we are taking the next step in the evolution of Level 3 and bringing us closer to realizing our vision of being the trusted connection to the networ...
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StorageCraft Recognized on Utah 100 List for Fourth Consecutive Year
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Yesterday, StorageCraft Technology Corporation announced that is has earned a spot on the MountainWest Capital Network’s Utah 100 list for the fourth year running. This list recognizes organizations that have excelled at growth within their area in the state. On this year’s list, StorageCraft came in at number 19, a four-place improvement over the 2013 listing. The company has been recognized in the top 23 companies for all four years running, however. So, why the recognition? Well, as many of you remember, StorageCraft recently started building their new 125,000 ft2 corporate headquarters ...
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Breaking Bad Part 9: Four Steps to Take When Re-Examining BDR/Security
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  By Raymond Vrabel, Director, Technical Account Management, Continuum Managed IT Services Part 9 of a monthly blog series examining tips on how MSPs can work to break “bad” business habits that they might unknowingly fall into as a result of just wanting to get things done. In honor of October being designated as Cyber Security Awareness Month, it’s only fitting that this month’s blog focus on how MSPs can protect themselves (and their SMB clients) from cyber-attacks and other types of network disasters. With viruses like Cryptolocker and Cryptowall 2.0 running rampant, now is the...
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AppRiver joins Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program
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SaaS provider AppRiver announced this week it’s joined the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program. Through the program, AppRiver owns the customer lifestyle, giving partners opportunities to sell Office 365 subscription, own the entire billing process and directly manage support. “AppRiver’s channel partners advocated strongly for just such a program that would allow them to maintain and control their customer relationships,” said Scott Paul, senior director of sales operations with AppRiver. “We were fortunate to be one of just a few companies worldwide to pilot that two-tier program a...
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Are you kidding me? O365 Unlimited OneDrive storage
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Whatever you say, you gotta hand it to Microsoft that they are in it to win it with Office 365. But the win for customers will put extreme pressure on competitors both near and far. The nearby competitors are Google, Box and DropBox who will have to respond with adding more value or lower prices LOL). The ramifications extend to the financial markets where online storage IPOs will instantly look less attractive to investors. How do you compete with a free good? You don’t. Investing to a race to the bottom is insane. Competitors further afield will have to truly continue to innovate to add val...
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Zultys Launches Cloud Services, Delivers Hosted Phone System and Unified Communications Solution
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“When selecting a business phone system, one size doesn’t fit all,” Zultys CEO Neil Lichtman said. “It’s about finding the right fit so you can focus on running your business, not worrying about your phone system. Many cloud phone systems are designed for the very small-office/home-office market and lack true comprehensive business functionality. Many don’t offer you the flexibility of either having it on your premises or in the cloud with the same exact user experience. Zultys hosted solutions are built upon over a decade of delivering powerful enterprise-class communications capabilities t...
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Thursday Market Launches Social Referral Network, First for Service Pros
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“When seeking out trusted service providers to do work in your home, who do you turn to first? For most it’s friends and neighbors to get the scoop on who does the best work,” said Eric Doebele, founder and CEO of Thursday Market. “Playing off this understanding, we built a platform where consumers can share their unique insights with those closest to them. Local professionals also get the chance to put their ear to the ground for future business leads.” Thursday Market provides service professionals with opportunities to engage with satisfied customers in a private forum, receive word-of-m...
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First Quarter Score: O365=1, Luddites=0, Amazon-1
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Early this week Microsoft released it FY Q1 earnings (its fiscal year starts July 1st) and it exceeded expectations with respect to cloud revenues (overall earnings were down as expected because of the Nokia hit). The Wall Street Journal perhaps said it best that Microsoft is bucking the trend as revenues rose 11%, while competitors like IBM, Oracle and H-P are posting slow or shrinking sales growth. “Microsoft may not be cool, but its sales continue to defy expectations…” wrote Shira Ovide at WSJ.COM. MarketWatch reported that CEO Satya Nadella pitched that Microsoft’s strengths in cloud-ba...
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